Quick And Easy

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 152020
 

No, I’m not talking about that girl everyone knew in high school. I’m talking about our trip to the Volusia County Fairgrounds yesterday to get the Covid-19 antibody test. We arrived at about 2 P.M. and were in and out in about a half-hour. No lines, no waiting, no problem. It would have taken us […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152018
 

Several people have asked me how we are handling our first full summer here in Florida, and if the heat and humidity are getting to us. We are actually doing quite well. Every day it gets into the upper 80s or low 90s and humidity is somewhere about the same, but it’s a wet heat. […]

Apr 052018
 

When we bought a house and got off the road, and stopped publishing the Gypsy Journal, a lot of people thought that that we were retiring. But that’s not true. We just changed our lifestyle and refocused our energies. But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around watching the grass grow and listening to our arteries […]

Will You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232018
 

From time to time I have shared some of the strange e-mails I receive. But the one I got last night, telling me that I am going to be dead in a couple of days, is a real winner. Here it is, cut and pasted into this blog: I was thinking for a long time […]

Feb 042017
 

Sometimes I get questions about our weekly free drawings so I thought I would answer some of them here today. Quite a few people want to know how I pick the winners every week and how they can increase their chances of winning. I don’t pick the winners. I use a free website called Random.org […]

The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
May 092016
 

Yesterday was another stay at home day for us. We started the day with some more of Miss Terry’s delicious made from scratch brown butter yeasted waffles, and they were fantastic. I was never a waffle man before, my taste ranging more towards French toast, until the first time Terry made me waffles. But there’s […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

Why?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042015
 

I heard from somebody yesterday who was headed south in the middle of the bad storms that are chewing up the Carolinas. He said it was raining so hard that he could not see his friend’s motorhome, less than 100 feet ahead of him, but they were making good time in spite of the downpour. […]

Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Let’s Try Again

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282015
 

Today we’re going to try again to get our motorhome’s two piece windshield replaced. We had an appointment for last Friday but it was cancelled at the last minute, so hopefully we can get it done. Both sides have big cracks in them and I really want to get them done before we head south […]

Aug 292015
 

If you’re anywhere near the Oregon coast, put in your awnings, batten down the hatches, and hang on. A big storm is coming in and the weatherman says we can expect lots of rain, and 25 – 35 mile per hour winds with gusts to 45 today. It’s definitely not a day to be outside, […]

I’ll Be Switched

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252015
 

As I said the other day, every time an RV goes rolling down the highway it’s subject to earthquake forces as it bounces over potholes and through rough construction zones. So it’s no wonder that things shake loose or break from time to time. A few days ago Terry started a load of laundry and […]

On To Hondo

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162015
 

When the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning I wanted nothing more than to roll over and go back to sleep. But it was a travel day so I drug myself out of bed, sniveling all the way. Terry seemed to be over her cold for the most part, but mine was still in […]

Windex…. Who Knew?

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262014
 

Thank you to everybody who sent me suggestions for products and home remedies for the gnat bites that have been driving me mad. As it turns out, Miss Terry had the best answer, Windex. Yes, regular glass cleaner with ammonia in it. She told me to put some on my arms and darned if it […]

Oct 152014
 

We had planned to leave Morehead City today and continue our southward journey, but a nasty storm system tracking through the country is bringing lots of wind and rain to this region of the coast, so we’re going to stay here until it passes through. It’s part of that flexibility that all fulltime RVers have […]

Too Hot To Trot

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032014
 

Or even waddle. It was 92 here in Colonial Beach yesterday with sky-high humidity. In other words, it was a good day to stay home and give our Winnebago’s air conditioner a good workout. Hopefully it will start cooling down so we can enjoy getting out and exploring the area. Being at home meant that […]

Waterworld

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132014
 

The weatherman predicted heavy rains for yesterday and he wasn’t fibbing! It started coming down just after midnight and never stopped all day long. Sometimes it eased up to just a light shower, but then it would pour again. It was still raining 24 hours later when I was getting this blog ready to post […]

Mar 232014
 

After reading yesterday’s blog where I advised people not to wait to follow their dreams, I got two e-mails from readers telling me that they want to experience the fulltime RV lifestyle but can’t because A) In one case their daughter told them if they do she will disown them and they will never know […]

Long, Hard Days

 Posted by at 3:10 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222014
 

We’ve been putting in long, hard days at the hospital with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis as she draws closer to what appears to be the inevitable. It’s not the way we’d prefer to be spending our time, but it’s what is needed now for the people we love. Jim and I go back […]

Mar 212014
 

Note: This story first ran in the July-August 2006 edition of the Gypsy Journal. In Metropolis, Illinois, which bills itself as the “official home” of comic book character Superman, we discovered a museum devoted exclusively to the Man of Steel. The SuperMuseum is home to the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world. The […]